Surviving the Arts: Sharing our Lessons
Date: 6pm to 8pm, Monday 25 February 2019
Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Student non-members: $10
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The discourse around ‘millennial burnout culture’ has rarely discussed the difficulties young people face in building sustainable creative careers. More and more artists are sustaining serious practice by holding down a second job and balancing the demands of their art with the necessity of putting bread on the table. With a whole generation of Australian artists experiencing these difficulties, an understanding of the effects on their work will be essential to forming effective future arts policy.
SAMAG has convened a group of young creatives at various stages of their careers to discuss the impact these challenges have had on their work. In a series of ‘true monologues’ from the artists, they will discuss how they balance personal wellbeing with the pressures of working in the arts.
Evelyn Araluen is a poet, teacher and researcher working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. She has written poetry and criticism for a range of publications, including Overland and Southerly.
Adam Porter is a curator of contemporary visual art and is based in Western Sydney. Adam's practice has focused largely on Australia and the Asia Pacific region with particular interest in Southeast Asia and West Asia.
Jason Phu is a visual artist who has had solo exhibitions across Australia including at Nicholas Projects, CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Alaska Projects and Ray Hughes Gallery. He won the Sulman Prize and received a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship in 2015, which has allowed him to base his practice between China and Australia.
Harry Winsome is a 21 year old actor and theatre maker based in Sydney. His work spans several years and practices, from directing and designing to acting on both screen and stage. He is currently performing in ATYP’s Intersection 2019: Arrival at Griffin Theatre.
Jacinta Gregory is a writer and comedian most known for musical comedy. Named by Sydney Arts Guide as having “loads of promise", she has performed in Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival. Jacinta has directed and performed in multiple sketch comedy shows including the sold out Top Gun: Live On Stage as well as writing and co-directing "Holt! The Musical" which premiered at the Seymour Centre February 2018. The webseries 'on the fringe' which she recently starred in has received Best International Screenplay at Copenhagen webfest.
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